Board Minutes for May 13, 2019

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION President....................... Vice Pres....................... Secretary....................... Treasurer....................... Member......................... Member......................... Superintendent............... Recording Secretary..... ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Jay Poessnecker and Justin Taylor C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer D. ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: President Wesely announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the wall of the meeting room and directed the public to its location. 2. REVIEW OF THE AGENDA: A. PUBLICATION NOTICE: Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and/or posting in accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education and published in the May 7, 2019 “North Bend Eagle”. The Secretary of the Board maintains a list of the news media requesting notification of meetings and advance notification to the listed media of the time and place of the meeting and the subjects to be discussed at this meeting was provided. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the publicized notice and a current copy of the agenda was maintained as stated in the publicized notice. All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be herein after noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public. B. Changes to the agenda: none C. Notes regarding agenda: none D. Closed session: none 3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Sara Vech addressed the Board regarding the potential swimming coop with Fremont. 4. BUSINESS ITEMS: A. GOOD NEWS: Pre-ACT score results have been received and can help lead students down particular paths regarding classes and careers. Principal Tessie Beaver spoke about the teachers getting their classrooms ready for the elementary HVAC project. The Commissioner of Education was at NBC on the same day as a school-safety initiated Lockout (Thursday, May 9th). Tiger Talk communication is being reviewed as to why some individuals did not receive the Tiger Talk messages regarding the Lockout. Dan Wesely discussed a bill currently in the legislature regarding property taxes which could have an effect on school finances in the future. B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 15, 2019 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented. Dan Wesely Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer Jay Poessnecker Justin Taylor Dan Endorf Connie Nelson Jeff Bauer Board of Education Meeting____________________May 13, 2019________________________Page 2 of 3 C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $160,467.36; Payroll Fund - $567,303.12; General Reimbursement Fund - $395.60; Building Fund - $480,000.00. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. D. CONSIDERATION OF COOPING SWIMMING WITH FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Tony Allgood presented the Board with additional information regarding the potential coop for swimming with Fremont Public Schools for the 2019-20 school year. Insurance and legal aspects of the prospective coop were discussed, as well as potential costs that may be incurred. No Motion or Second to enter the swimming coop was made by the Board. The item is closed due to lack of Board action. E. CONSIDERATION OF 2019 SUMMER NEEDS: The Facilities Committee recommended summer projects for 2019 include: intercom upgrade at elementary, replacement of 3 roof drains, new grasshopper mower, electro static coating the Tiger Arena handrails, new chairs for the elementary conference room, electrical upgrades in the welding shop, painting the industrial tech room, sidewalk west of elementary gym, concrete at the high school greenhouse and the purchase of a freezer for the elementary kitchen. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to approve the 2019 summer projects as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. 5. REPORTS: A. STUDENT DRUG TESTING IN ACTIVITIES POLICY REPORT: The second read of the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for Students in Extracurricular Activities was presented by Brenda Petersen and Tony Allgood for discussion by the Board. Procedures for the drug and alcohol testing were also discussed. Meetings with students were held May 10th to discuss the policy that will be in effect for the 2019-20 school year. Packets will be sent home to parents through the mail that will include the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy and Forms, Accident Insurance Forms, NSAA Participation Forms, Physical Forms, etc. These forms will need to be filled out and returned prior to students participating in extracurricular activities and sports for the 2019-20 school year. Motion (Wesely), second (Taylor) to approve the second read of the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. B. ELEMENTARY HVAC PROJECT REPORT: Bob Soukup and Trane representatives discussed the plan for the HVAC project at the elementary. Tessie Beaver informed the Board that items are boxed up in the hallways and classrooms; furniture will be moved out on May 14th. The project will officially begin on May 15th. Trane representatives discussed the financial summary for the project. The Board directed TRANE to install the mini-split unit to serve the technology room. C. FLOOD FUNDRAISER REPORT: Grant applications are being processed for distribution for flood assistance from the NBC Flood Response Fund to assist NBC students and staff directly impacted by the flood with their needs and activities to help cope with losses or damages from the March 2019 flood. A three-member NBC Flood Response Committee has been formed to consider the confidential applications and disburse the funds. 6. PERSONNEL: A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SPANISH TEACHER: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to hire Amber Beltrand as the new Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. B. 2019-20 EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS REPORT: Extra Duty Assignments for 2019-20 were distributed to the Board. Three assignments remain open at this time. 7. REMINDERS AND DATES: A. NEXT MEETING: The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:06 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. Board of Education Meeting____________________May 13, 2019________________________Page 3 of 3 Respectfully submitted, _________________________________ Dan Wesely, President _________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary
MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION President....................... Vice Pres....................... Secretary....................... Treasurer....................... Member......................... Member......................... Superintendent............... Recording Secretary..... ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Jay Poessnecker and Justin Taylor C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer D. ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: President Wesely announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the wall of the meeting room and directed the public to its location. 2. REVIEW OF THE AGENDA: A. PUBLICATION NOTICE: Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and/or posting in accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education and published in the May 7, 2019 “North Bend Eagle”. The Secretary of the Board maintains a list of the news media requesting notification of meetings and advance notification to the listed media of the time and place of the meeting and the subjects to be discussed at this meeting was provided. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the publicized notice and a current copy of the agenda was maintained as stated in the publicized notice. All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be herein after noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public. B. Changes to the agenda: none C. Notes regarding agenda: none D. Closed session: none 3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Sara Vech addressed the Board regarding the potential swimming coop with Fremont. 4. BUSINESS ITEMS: A. GOOD NEWS: Pre-ACT score results have been received and can help lead students down particular paths regarding classes and careers. Principal Tessie Beaver spoke about the teachers getting their classrooms ready for the elementary HVAC project. The Commissioner of Education was at NBC on the same day as a school-safety initiated Lockout (Thursday, May 9th). Tiger Talk communication is being reviewed as to why some individuals did not receive the Tiger Talk messages regarding the Lockout. Dan Wesely discussed a bill currently in the legislature regarding property taxes which could have an effect on school finances in the future. B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 15, 2019 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented. Dan Wesely Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer Jay Poessnecker Justin Taylor Dan Endorf Connie Nelson Jeff Bauer Board of Education Meeting____________________May 13, 2019________________________Page 2 of 3 C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $160,467.36; Payroll Fund - $567,303.12; General Reimbursement Fund - $395.60; Building Fund - $480,000.00. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. D. CONSIDERATION OF COOPING SWIMMING WITH FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Tony Allgood presented the Board with additional information regarding the potential coop for swimming with Fremont Public Schools for the 2019-20 school year. Insurance and legal aspects of the prospective coop were discussed, as well as potential costs that may be incurred. No Motion or Second to enter the swimming coop was made by the Board. The item is closed due to lack of Board action. E. CONSIDERATION OF 2019 SUMMER NEEDS: The Facilities Committee recommended summer projects for 2019 include: intercom upgrade at elementary, replacement of 3 roof drains, new grasshopper mower, electro static coating the Tiger Arena handrails, new chairs for the elementary conference room, electrical upgrades in the welding shop, painting the industrial tech room, sidewalk west of elementary gym, concrete at the high school greenhouse and the purchase of a freezer for the elementary kitchen. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to approve the 2019 summer projects as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. 5. REPORTS: A. STUDENT DRUG TESTING IN ACTIVITIES POLICY REPORT: The second read of the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for Students in Extracurricular Activities was presented by Brenda Petersen and Tony Allgood for discussion by the Board. Procedures for the drug and alcohol testing were also discussed. Meetings with students were held May 10th to discuss the policy that will be in effect for the 2019-20 school year. Packets will be sent home to parents through the mail that will include the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy and Forms, Accident Insurance Forms, NSAA Participation Forms, Physical Forms, etc. These forms will need to be filled out and returned prior to students participating in extracurricular activities and sports for the 2019-20 school year. Motion (Wesely), second (Taylor) to approve the second read of the Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. B. ELEMENTARY HVAC PROJECT REPORT: Bob Soukup and Trane representatives discussed the plan for the HVAC project at the elementary. Tessie Beaver informed the Board that items are boxed up in the hallways and classrooms; furniture will be moved out on May 14th. The project will officially begin on May 15th. Trane representatives discussed the financial summary for the project. The Board directed TRANE to install the mini-split unit to serve the technology room. C. FLOOD FUNDRAISER REPORT: Grant applications are being processed for distribution for flood assistance from the NBC Flood Response Fund to assist NBC students and staff directly impacted by the flood with their needs and activities to help cope with losses or damages from the March 2019 flood. A three-member NBC Flood Response Committee has been formed to consider the confidential applications and disburse the funds. 6. PERSONNEL: A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SPANISH TEACHER: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to hire Amber Beltrand as the new Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. B. 2019-20 EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS REPORT: Extra Duty Assignments for 2019-20 were distributed to the Board. Three assignments remain open at this time. 7. REMINDERS AND DATES: A. NEXT MEETING: The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:06 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. Board of Education Meeting____________________May 13, 2019________________________Page 3 of 3 Respectfully submitted, _________________________________ Dan Wesely, President _________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary